Odyssues and his crew sailed to Aeaea , home of the goddess Circe.
The crew split up into two groups, Odyssues and his group stay on the ship while Eurylochus and the remaining explore the island.
Eurylochus and his group encountered Circe. She offered them wine and cheese and told them they didn't have to fear.
"The discourage mariners next stop briefly in the land of the laestrygones, fierce cannibals, who bombard their ships with boulders. Only Odysseus, his ship, and its crew of 45 survive the shower of boulders. The lone ship then sails to Aeaea, home of the goddess Circe, considered by many to be a witch"(Homer 916).
Eurylochus runs to Odyssues and tell him what happened and wanted to sail far away from this island. Odyssues refused and left to go save the remain from the enchantress.
"There, Odyssues divide his men into two groups. Eurylochus leads one platoon to explore the island, while Odyssues stays behind on the ship with the remain crew"(Homer 916).
On his way there, Odyssues encounters Hermes, the god of trade, and offered him a plant that will prevent Odyssues to get infected by Circe's power.
"On thrones she seated them, and lounging chairs, while she prepared a meal of cheese and barley and amber honey mixed with Pramnian wine, adding her own vile pinch, to make them lose desire or thought of our dear father land" (27-31).
Odyssues was successfully able to save his men from Circe by convincing her he would eat her food if she releases his men.
"Eurylochus tells Odyssues what has happened and begs his captain to sail away from Circe's island. Against Eurylochus' advice, however, Odyssues rushes to save his men from the enchantress"(Homer 920).
"On the way, he meets the god Hermes, who gives him a magical plant - called Moly - to protect him from Circe's power. Still, Hermes warns, Odyssues must make the goddess swear that she will play no 'witches tricks' " (Homer 920).
" ' Circe, where is the captain who could bear to touch this banquer, in my place? A decent man would see his company before him first. Put heart in me to eat and drink - you may, by freeing my companions. I must see them' " (88- 93).